Oh, the Irony.... While the US government tries to "eliminate piracy" claiming it's costing the film industry millions, they end up pirating from a mi
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Oh, the Irony...

While the US government tries to "eliminate piracy" claiming it's costing the film industry millions, they end up pirating from a military logistics company. But hey, it's not the multi-billion dollar film industry so it's okay right?
(edit: Here's the link for those interested: www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25137089)

US agrees to pay after 'piracy' of
software
Eletricity provides software that monitors soldiers' locations
The us goverment has agreed to pay Hum Wmm) after It was said
to have pirated "thousands" of copies of military software.
based in Texas, has provided logistics programs to the army;
singe 2004.
The company said it had discovered last meurthe software had been
installed on many more had been Incensed.
The Department of Justice has not commented on the settlement.
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User avatar #16 - commanderbunbun (11/30/2013) [+] (4 replies)
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that's it, my conscious was bugging me but now i'm gonna do it. i'm gonna download that car now.
#3 - devout feminist (11/30/2013) [+] (32 replies)
Don't judge till you've been in the Army. We do what we gotta do to get the mission done.
And you'd be surprised at how little money the Army has to spend on trivial shit like software.
User avatar #5 to #3 - TwiztidNinja (11/30/2013) [-]
I am pretty sure the military budget in america is fairly fucking huge, maybe if they spent less money on drones and aircraft carriers they would be able to obey the laws.
#6 - zeldapronmaster (11/30/2013) [+] (2 replies)
i too have baught 1 copy of microsoft office, and installed it on all 5 pc's in my home. PIRACY HO, legit YOLOSWAG$$$$
#15 - infinitereaper (11/30/2013) [+] (19 replies)
The U.S. government breaks half the laws it creates
#10 - devout feminist (11/30/2013) [+] (8 replies)
That company is fucking stupid and selfish suing the US government and shit. It's not like those machines are helping PROTECT THIS FUCKING COUNTRY you idiots. They need that software. Let them have it.
#13 to #10 - devout feminist (11/30/2013) [-]
It's the fact that we are being told not to pirate while our government is pirating. "Piracy is theft" "You wouldn't steal a TV" blah blah. Meanwhile in the military...
#35 - devout feminist (11/30/2013) [+] (2 replies)
The fact that we're using frickin 5 year olds in the picture is what concerns me the most. I mean that boy is a major. Where did this picture even come from?
#45 - kanbabrif (11/30/2013) [+] (1 reply)
"US Army plans 'Iron Man' armour"
#60 - whydoesthishappen (11/30/2013) [-]
I'm so fucking sick of the American hate on this website. The tiniest thing gets mentioned, and the morons over in Europe go off. Fucking idiots.
#63 - maxsexington (11/30/2013) [+] (4 replies)
well butter my buttox
User avatar #47 - bighairyfart (11/30/2013) [-]
All the computers at my school all run off of a single copy of windows, which was corrupted.
User avatar #62 - tehlulzbringer (11/30/2013) [+] (11 replies)
why the fuck were they making them pay for the software in the first place?
#66 to #62 - jazzyietheferret (11/30/2013) [-]
Why should it cost money to build rockets, why does ammo cost money, why do they even pay soldiers. Because nothing is free and everyone deserves recompense for the work being done.
User avatar #14 - icefried (11/30/2013) [-]
You are a Pirate Limewire 10 hours I love the fact that you can pirate military software.
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#146 to #142 - esterna (12/01/2013) [-]
Go be an blatantly obvious troll somewhere-else And that's Mister Cunt nugget to you
User avatar #30 - therealpokemon (11/30/2013) [-]
Bullshit. The government isn't going to pay 50 million, it's gonna print 50 million and devalue everyone else's money to pay that shit off. That's how the Fed works.
#99 - UnforgivingOne (12/01/2013) [+] (3 replies)
#131 to #99 - flnonymoussix **User deleted account** (12/01/2013) [-]
yeah because depriving a developer/DJ/designer of rightful compensation for a file that they spent time and money creating and rightfully deserve payment for so they can continue to produce content is nothing like stealing is it?
User avatar #61 - cacachaud (11/30/2013) [-]
with the money of americans citizen of course
User avatar #42 - strangedinosaur (11/30/2013) [-]
those related stories are awesome
#22 - pappysmurf (11/30/2013) [+] (5 replies)
Its just 50mil... they have billions.
#36 to #22 - pettdavids (11/30/2013) [-]
they have negative trillions... and their debt is increasing every second
#21 - princessren (11/30/2013) [+] (6 replies)
I think OP is being too angry   
I mean   
"oh hur dur it's not the film industry so it's ok"   
why are they going to pay them $50 million if it is ok?   
you make it seem like they are getting away with something, when they aren't   
you should really just say "I think I should be allowed to pirate anything I want"
I think OP is being too angry
I mean
"oh hur dur it's not the film industry so it's ok"
why are they going to pay them $50 million if it is ok?
you make it seem like they are getting away with something, when they aren't
you should really just say "I think I should be allowed to pirate anything I want"
User avatar #31 to #21 - therealpokemon (11/30/2013) [-]
They are getting away with it. They just have to print the money to pay it off, they don't actually have to pay anything out of their own pocket.
#9 - oxYKellark (11/30/2013) [+] (1 reply)
So the military pirated military software?
Oh dear god what on earth will people bitch about next.
That's a good thing in my mind. Most of you fucks complain about wasting your tax money if you watch a video of Soldiers using extra ammo on the range I'd think you would be happy that the government didn't have to tax you for shitty software the military "needs".
User avatar #19 to #9 - reginleif ONLINE (11/30/2013) [-]
Hey man, I think the military need's outweigh the needs of contractors, and in the case of an all out war with a country that could invade, go ahead and pirate away.

But it doesn't do anyone any good for the military to break the law, in these times. Extra ammo is pretty much paid for and documented is it not? This software piracy could have repercussions on future works by this contractor, in the same way that confiscating inventory constantly would have an effect on shop owners.

So to conclude, if the military wants to change rules or negotiate a price with these companies or invest in more ammo, then I'm all for that. But the military stealing when it can pay for that software is just wrong. And perhaps hypocritical, but in a way not really because not one man runs the government, and the position of the FBI might not be the one of the guy in the US Army who made the decision to pirate.
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